Strong winds, temperatures in the 80s to kick off DFW work week

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Monday won't be a good day to sport a new hairstyle.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth is calling for strong southerly winds and temperatures in the 80s to start the workweek off.

Breezy conditions were the order of the day Sunday as winds were 20 to 25 mph, some gusting to 37 mph. The high temperature reached 72 degrees.

With those conditions on Monday, forecasters are warning of a high fire danger in areas mostly west of Interstate 35W.

"We're in our spring pattern," said meteorologist Ted Ryan in the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. "March is our windy month and that's what we're going to have."

A cold front arrives Monday night, bringing cooler temperatures and north winds for Tuesday. That front is bringing very little chance of rain in North Texas.

The low Tuesday will be in the 40s and the high in the lower 60s.

Forecasters say Tuesday night and Wednesday morning could be cold with temperatures in the mid-30s. The high Wednesday and the rest of the week will be in the 60s. Lows after Wednesday will be in the 40s.

The weekend calls for sun-splashed days, the weather service said.

The low Saturday and Sunday will be in the 50s with the high in the 70s.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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